Travis Knight

Kubo and the Two Strings


Young Kubo's peaceful existence comes crashing down when he accidentally summons a vengeful spirit from the past. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey and Beetle to unlock a secret legacy. Armed with a magical instrument, Kubo must battle the Moon King and other gods and monsters to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known.

#adventure     #animation     #family    



Not that many stop motion feature films get released nowadays, probably for obvious reasons, but it is nice to see exactly that hit the theatres and boy is it good. First off, I would like to tell you the stop motion in this one is outright amazingly executed. Of course there is a lot of post production happening but they did an exquisite job at blurring the line between what is stop motion and what is not. Apart from that the voice acting was good as well and the story was exciting. It did a good job combining humour and a serious storyline. In the end you should not miss out on “Kubo and the Two Strings”.

#exceptional 4.5


I have always loved the concept of stop-motion movies. The fact that they have to make every frame picture by picture is amazing to think about. So naturally when a new stop-motion movie gets released, I get super excited. "Kubo and the Two String" didn't only live up to my expectations, it destroyed them with a beautiful tale about bravery and family. You might think it's just for children, but this is definitely not the case. People of all ages will find enjoyment in this movie, I am sure of it. At certain points in the movie I even had tears in my eyes, but that's not all. The animation was gorgeous to look at as well and the use of cgi was very hard to spot as they kept it to a minimum. Lastly, all the voice actors did a great job as well. Overall, "Kubo and the Two String" is a must watch for everybody.

#exceptional 4.5


“Kubo and the Two Strings” is the latest movie from Laika, the company behind movies such as “Coraline” and “The Boxtrolls”. In their latest stop-motion endeavour, we get to see a story about the importance of family and bravery and it is outright stunning. It has the perfect mix of humor and seriousness while also having a good amount of emotional moments that will get your eyes wet without being sappy. Additionally, the entire voice cast puts up one hell of a job and the animation is beautiful, just like we have come to expect from the famous studio. They opted for minimal use of CGI and the post production effects have a supporting role in the movie, not a dominant one which is great to see. In the end, “Kubo and the Two Strings” is a movie for all ages and we can gladly recommend it to anyone.

#exceptional 4.5